'End of an era': The artist community salutes NME as print edition closes

'End of an era': The artist community salutes NME as print edition closes

Yesterday (March 7) brought the news that NME is to cease publication of its weekly print edition.

Publisher Time Inc. UK also announced a raft of new initiatives, as the brand focuses investment on expanding NME’s digital audience.

Paul Cheal, Time Inc. UK group managing director, music, said the weekly print product "is no longer financially viable," adding, "it is in the digital space where effort and investment will focus to secure a strong future for this famous brand.” 

NME staged its annual awards last month, after which editor Mike Williams  stepped down from his role.

The music paper was first published in 1952, and a number of artists it has championed over the years have posted tributes on social media.

Scroll down for a selection of their words and pictures.

Additional reprting by Allison Miller

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